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Plunkett's E-Commerce & Internet Business Industry Almanac
     

Plunkett's E-Commerce & Internet Business Industry Almanac

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by Jack W. Plunkett
 

Complete access to the exploding Internet business. Profiles of leading corporations in ecommerce, on-line services, equipment for Internet communications, Internet services and more. Chapters on trends, careers, finance, mergers/acquisitions, stocks/IPOs/investments.

About the Author:

Jack W. Plunkett, Publisher/CEO of Plunkett Research, Ltd.,

Overview

Complete access to the exploding Internet business. Profiles of leading corporations in ecommerce, on-line services, equipment for Internet communications, Internet services and more. Chapters on trends, careers, finance, mergers/acquisitions, stocks/IPOs/investments.

About the Author:

Jack W. Plunkett, Publisher/CEO of Plunkett Research, Ltd., is well known as an author, speaker and business consultant. His work has been acknowledged by his listing in dozens of biographies and reference works. He is a frequent contributor to major magazines, including the careers publications of The Wall Street Journal. In recent years, his work has been featured in stories in hundreds of major newspapers, radio programs and magazines, including Money magazine and USA Today.

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This book/CD-ROM package overviews products and services offered on the Internet, and profiles 333 of the largest companies that are either doing business on-line or providing products and services that enable e-commerce. The book first summarizes trends in on-line retailing, business-to-business trade, and financial services, as well as the personal computer market and Internet use. The following one-page company profiles list growth plans, address, contact names, sales and profits figures, benefits, top salaries, and regional locations. Some of the companies profiled are Charles Schwab, eBay, Intel, MotherNature.com, Novell, Salon.com, Ticketmaster, Walt Disney, and Yahoo. The CD-ROM contains the company profiles, which can be exported to a spreadsheet. The book includes no subject index, but there is indexing of the 333 companies profiled<-->their products, services, and divisions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891775116
Publisher:
Plunkett Research, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
8.57(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.95(d)

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Plunkett's E-Commerce & Internet Business Industry Almanac is the field edition of our guide to the exploding Internet & World Wide Web business, designed to be used as a general source for researchers of all types.

The data and areas of interest covered are intentionally broad, ranging from the various aspects of the Internet & World Wide Web industry, to occupations and careers, to emerging technology, to an in-depth look at the major for-profit firms within the many industries that make up the Internet & World Wide Web system.

In the past, thorough and objective reviews of industries and their corporations were written primarily by analysts writing only from an investor's point-of-view. These analysts' methods may pick out the best stock purchases, but they may not consider companies from a universal point-of-view, or in plain terms of greatest use to non-financial readers.

Plunkett's E-Commerce & Internet Business Industry Almanac takes a more rounded approach for the general reader. This book presents a complete overview of the entire Internet & World Wide Web business (see "How To Use This Book"). For example, the soaring use of Internet sites to boost business, deal in e-commerce and publish data of all types is covered in exacting detail, along with easy-to-use tables on all facets of Internet & World Wide Web in general.

The Internet & Web 250 is our unique grouping of the biggest, most successful corporations in all segments of the Internet & World Wide Web industry. Tens of thousands of pieces of information, gathered from a wide variety of sources, have been researched and are presented in a unique form that can be easily understood. This section includes thorough indexes to The Internet & Web 250, by geography, industry, brand names, subsidiary names and other topics.

Especially helpful is the way in which Plunkett's E-Commerce & Internet Business Industry Almanac readily enables readers who have no business background to compare the financial records and growth plans of large Internet & World Wide Web companies and major industry groups. You will see the mid-term financial record of each firm, along with the impact of earnings, sales, and strategic plans on each company's potential to fuel growth, to create new technologies and to provide investment and employment opportunities.

No other source provides this book's easy-to-understand comparisons of growth, expenditures, occupations, technologies, corporations, research and many other items of great importance to people of all types who may be studying the Internet & the World Wide Web, the most exciting and fastest-growing industry in the world today.

By scanning the data groups and the unique indexes, you can find the best information to fit your personal research needs. The best, major growth companies in the Internet & World Wide Web are ranked from 1 to 250, using different groups of specific criteria. Which companies have the fastest growth rates? Which is the biggest employer? Which company earns the highest profits? All of these things and more are easy for the reader to find.

In addition to individual company profiles, an overview of technology and its trends is provided. This book's job is to help you sort through easy-to-understand summaries of today's Internet & World Wide Web products, services and trends in a quick and effective manner.

Whatever your purpose for researching the Internet & World Wide Web field, you will find this book to be a valuable guide. Nonetheless, as is true with all resources, this volume has limitations that the reader should be aware of:

Financial data and other corporate information can change quickly. A book of this type can be no more current than the data that was available as of the time of editing. Consequently, the financial picture, management and ownership of the firm(s) you are studying may have changed since the date of this book. For example, this almanac includes the most up-to-date sales figures and profits available to the editors as of mid 1999. That means that we have typically used financial data for December 31, 1998, or for a fiscal year that ended during 1999.

Corporate mergers, acquisitions and downsizing are occurring at a very rapid rate. Such events may have created significant change, subsequent to the publishing of this book, within a company you are studying.

Some of the companies profiled are so large in scope and in variety of business endeavors conducted within a parent organization that we have been unable to completely list all subsidiaries, affiliations, divisions and activities within a firm's corporate structure.

This volume is intended to be a general guide. That means that researchers should look to this book for an overview, and, when conducting in-depth research, should contact the specific corporations or industry associations in question for the very latest changes and data. Where possible, we have listed contact names, toll-free telephone numbers, interactive news-fax numbers, and World Wide Web site addresses for the companies, government agencies, and industry associations involved, so that the reader may get further details without unnecessary delay.

We have used exhaustive efforts to locate, and fairly present, accurate and complete data. However, when using this book or any other source for business and industry information, the reader should use caution and due diligence by conducting further research where it seems appropriate. We wish you success in your endeavors, and we trust that your experience with this book will be both satisfactory and productive.

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Plunkett's E-Commerce & Internet Business Industry Almanac 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Really usefule descriptions of leading b2b and b2c companies, plus lots of statistics. The CD lets you filter and search companies by business type or geography, and you can export data into MS Excel or Word.